Within the teaching of reading in KS1, children share stories that build reading and comprehension skills that will also help to develop their vocabulary. Each shared story book has an associated phonics sound that enables children to practise and embed the sounds that they have encountered in their phonics teaching. Within KS2, our children are able to access texts that challenge their reading skills. Our children enjoy a wide range of texts across a variety of genres that supports the essential reading skills they need to become competent, fluent readers who will become lifelong readers and writers.
As a whole school, we are enthusiastic and excited about children reading for pleasure. We select books to share with our children daily in class. Children look forward to this story telling time each day where they can hear a fluent reader and lose themselves in the pleasure of a good book.
Children's learning is assessed through teacher assessment and each child is tracked across the school using the Cornerstone's skills progression tool.
Parent Reading Workshops
Look out for the next available dates of our Parent Reading Workshops where you can find out more about how your child learns and develops their reading skills in school and also gain practical ideas to help your child read at home.
"The reading workshop was good. Now, after we have read a story, we will talk about what has been read." Year 2 parent
"We follow Mrs Handford's reading tips to help. They are really helpful." Year 1 parent
Visit your local library in Aylesham and take books home for free.
Opening times are below:
Monday ➔ Closed
Tuesday ➔ 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday ➔ 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Thursday ➔ 9.30pm - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Friday ➔ 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Saturday ➔ 9.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday ➔ Closed